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Presbyopia – Or Why Can’t I Read This?

October 2, 2012 |

Presbyopia (Prez-bee-OP-ee-a) really does sound kind of scary, doesn’t it?  In fact, it’s simply a natural part of aging and just about everyone, beginning at the age of 40 or so, will start experiencing the symptoms of presbyopia.  It doesn’t … Read More

Vision Risks as a Smoker

September 11, 2012 |

Many smokers understand that each day that they continue to smoke a cigarette that they are that much closer to their dying day. Tobacco is harmful to your health as well as those around you who inhale the secondhand smoke. … Read More

Can Eyeglasses Correct Accommodative Esotropia?

August 14, 2012 |

Yes, eyeglasses are one of treatments for accommodative esotropia. But, let me backup for a minute and explain what this long medical word means first, for those that don’t know.

What is Accommodative Esotropia

Accommodative esotropia is … Read More

How to Fix Crossed Eyes?

August 13, 2012 |

When I treat patients with crossed eyes (also called esotropia), the type of treatment I use depends on a number of factors:

  • The age of the patient
  • The reason the crossed eyes developed
  • The treatments done in the past
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Diabetes and Eye Health

March 23, 2010 | 4

One of the first lessons I learned in optometry school was that diabetes was a leading cause of  blindness.  We were taught that early diagnosis was the key to preserving good eyesight.  We were also taught that educating our patients … Read More

What Is Glaucoma?

May 4, 2009 |

What is glaucoma?

Over two million Americans have glaucoma making it one of the most common causes of legal blindness in the United States. Glaucoma can rob people of their vision even though they don’t have any visual symptoms or … Read More

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